Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Challenge #189 - Anything Goes/Family Friendly

Welcome back for another AWESOME challenge here this week at Word Art Wednesday.  Once again, we have TWO FABULOUS SPONSORS with us which means TWO GREAT PRIZES for YOU to win.  We are so grateful that you stop by each week to share your wonderful art with us, and we wish each of you the best of luck in the random draw.  You're all WINNERS in our book.  Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

Our word art for this week comes from Psalm 85:9, and again it is one of those verses that really needs to be read with the verses before and after it.  Apparently, these verses in Chapter 85 were written during a time involving some sort of political or financial setback in their land.  These verses (1-3) are reflecting on God's dealings in the past, and speaking of the distress of the present (v 4-7), and finally giving the reassurance of God's promised deliverance in the future (in v 8-13).  When we read our focus verse, we hear "Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land."  So, we know that God is promising salvation, and that it is close to those who fear Him.  Salvation will not come to those who shut Him out and deny Him.  God knows WHO will be saved, and WHEN they will be saved.  As our days on earth become fewer (and we come closer to His arrival), it is more important than ever to be CLOSE to Him (that's what the word nigh means).  By helping others to grow close to Him, we are fulfilling scripture, and drawing them closer to their salvation.  This is a wonderful promise from His Word, that WE can take part in.  By sharing His love with others, we can be part of them drawing closer to their promised salvation.  When He returns, glory WILL dwell in our land.  But until then, there will be dark and difficult times.  It's our job to share God's love and promise of salvation with others, and to be a part of His plan.  Praise God that He is always close to us, and that His salvation is close to those who fear Him.  What a joy to look forward to the days when there WILL be glory dwelling in our land.  Jesus IS coming!

As always, you are welcome to save this week's free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are not required to use it in order to play along in our challenges.   We welcome you share your art with us; remembering that Anything Goes as long as it's family-friendly, and uses an encouraging or uplifting sentiment. This includes any type of altered or digital art (not just limited to cards).  You may link up to five (5) projects each week. The more you enter, the more you increase your odds of winning.  It is our desire that God's Word will be a blessing and encouragement to you each week. If you have any questions about the rules, be sure to read the complete list of rules under our page tab for "Challenge Rules".  Because our ultimate goal is to honor God, we have no other choice but to delete any entries that do not adhere to our guidelines.  Let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for your understanding and participation!

Here's this week's scripture/word art file.
We hope it will be a blessing to you.

Here are this week's AWESOME sponsors:
DeNami Design is a DELIGHTFUL Shop
filled with lovely stamps, die-cuts and SO
much more.  One lucky person will win a
$25 Gift Certificate from DeNami Design!
Our Digital Sponsor this week is the
LOVELY Crafty Secrets.  They have the sweetest
images imaginable to help you adorn your
projects.  They also have challenges on
their lovely blog.  One person will win
$20 in ANY digital product of choice.
Click here to check out Crafty Secrets and
the Heartwarming Vintage Blog!

AND NOW.......Our VERY Lucky Winners:
Our friends over at the wonderful
on-line store, Classy Cards 'n Such
will be sending a very generous
$15 Gift Certificate to this lucky gal:
Entry #59 - Kathy Schweinfurth
Our dear friends at
QKR Stampede - our FUN Digital Sponsor
will be giving 3 adorable images of choice
from their super sweet store
QKR Stampede, to LUCKY
Entry #147 - Noreen Y.

WINNERS:  Please email Karen THIS WEEK
to claim your prize!  Thanks.

May God bless all our amazing sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
Here's Some Inspiration to Get You Started

Kathy Clement of the Crafty Secrets Design Team
Sharing a Card with lots of Crafty Secrets Goodness!


Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

This scripture does go beautifully with the 4th of July theme cards by the DT members. Blessings!

Karen said...

Fabulous creations again ladies!!
I always love stopping by to visit. Big smiles.xx

Bunny said...

Beautiful DT cards. Thank you for another challenge.

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for another challenge and verse. Lovely cards by the design team.

Noreen.Y said...

Thank you so much to Word Art Wednesday and QKR Stampede!!!!! I am one lucky girl!!!! All your creations are amazing and thank you for your kinds words on my blog!!!!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous presentation
blessed new week

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful work as always DT

DIANA L. said...

Great DT inspiration Thanks for the fun challenge.

Diane said...

Beautiful designs by the DT...each and every one so unique! I am just "playing for fun" this week, as I am part of the Crafty Secrets Design Team, but I just love coming here and seeing all the beautiful designs!

Migdalia said...

Beautiful DT inspiration! Thanks for another fun challenge.
Congrats to both winners!!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting With Creative M